Which is the right carpet for you?
Not all carpets are created equal. Each installation has different requirements, from lifestyle, traffic, longivity and importantly, style and appeal. Each type of carpet construction and fibre has different features and benefits, one of them will be just right for you.
When selecting carpets, begin with the style and colour theme you are working toward and then have us work with you to establish the best solution to suit your application and budget.
We are here to help you navigate through the many options available and to help you with your selection of the most suitable fibre, texture and colour pallette.
Our carpets are all supplied by quality manufacturers, such as Tuftmaster, Victoria Carpets, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst and Signature Floors. Most are made right here in Australia, and come with comprehensive warranties to help protect your investment.
Determined by both pile construction and fibre
Pile Construction Types
The most widely used of carpet construction, fibres afe twisted together to create a robust result which is ideal for heavy traffic areas, the even-textured finish is easy to maintain as the pile seperates for dirt removal.
Uncut, the fibre loops on the top layer to create a smoother surface with an extra spring in the yarn which is often used in natural and wool fibres. Easy to vacuum, easy to maintain.
The softest carpet feel and has a straight fibre that will catch the light and shimmer. The pile will brush in any direction and has a luxurious look and feel. This finish is ideal for silkier man-made fibres.
Unlike the tufted carpets above, woven carpet is a traditional loomed method with patterns woven into the carpet. Often refered to as Axminster. This is a premium carpet, frequantly found in casino’s, hotels and clubs.
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Fibre types –
features and benefits.
A man made fibre with exceptional durability. The fibre is extruded from dyed raw stock, so that the colour is right to the core, not just on the surface.
This gives a superior fade and stain resistance. Smart and affordable, suited to all lifestyles and can be installed on stairs. Available in loop, cut and twist pile construction.
Also a mman made fibre which is stain and moisture resistant. Polypropylene has a high petroleum content in the fibre, making it easy to clean, colour fast and durable.
Suited to active families and investment properties. Usually has a textured or loop pile construction.
The original nylon carpet. Dye was applied after the fibre was extruded, meaning only the surface was coloured. Fading and staining was a consequence and little of this product is produced today. Pile construction was predominantly loop or twist, with backing often made from rubber.
Fade resistant and can be made from recycled plastics. Fade resistant, soft and durable and has a wide range of colours available.
Easy to clean and suited to family households. Soft to touch and usually of twist or plush pile construction.
Partially made from a synthetic polyme (35%) which is derived from corn sugar instead of petroleum, giving off far fewer VOC’s than other manmade fibres. Easily cleaned, often requiring only water to remove stains. Less resilient than nylon, meaning the fibre flattens more easily and is slower to bounce back. Of twist or plush pile construction, soft and luxurious making it ideal for bedrooms and living rooms.
A completely natural fibre, it looks and feels like no other fibre. Naturally flame retardant, wool is often the choice of hotels and accommodation establishments. Soft and tough, with the correct care it can last a lifetime. Pile construction can be either twist, loop, cut or woven. Used in commercial premises where high performing, easy-clean, tough carpet is required. In the home, wool sets the benchmark for style and appeal, offering a soft, natural, premium carpet.
Carpet solutions for anywhere and everywhere
cleaning and stain removal
The most important step in caring for your carpet is vacuuming. Vacuuming thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high traffic areas. Bear in mind that walking on soiled carpet permits the soiled particles to work their way below the surface of the pile, where they are far more difficult to remove and can damage the fibres. Frequent vacuuming removes these particles before damage occurs.
A good quality vacuum cleaner is vital to prolonging the beauty and life of your carpet. A base model machine can remove surface dirt but will not effectively remove the hidden dirt and particles embedded in the pile. It is recommended to use either an upright or quality barrel vacuum cleaner, fitted with a power-driven rotating brush or combination beater/brush bar that moves around the carpet pile and mechanically loosens soil for removal by the vacuum. This is best suited to low cut pile carpet. For thicker carpet and carpets with a higher pile, the height of the beaters and/or suction levels reduced to make vacuuming easier.
To prevent excess fuzzing turn the brush off or change the head when vacuuming loop pile, cut loop pile or Berber carpet.
A light vacuum is recommended at least twice a week, and a thorough vacuum weakly. A light vacuum is classed as three passes over an area, A thorough vacuum is five to seven passes over the area.
Carpet is not 100% stain proof, for best results follow the steps in the Spotting Chart to the right.
Carpet should be steam cleaned regularly, approximately every twelve to eighteen months depending on the usage and carpet colour. Even though light and dark colours attract the same dirt and grit, light colours tend to show soiling earlier.
Steam cleaning should always be performed by a reputable professional steam cleaner.
Steam cleaning when carried out should be in accordance with Australian and New Zealand carpet cleaning and maintenance standard AS/NZ 3733. Reputable cleaners are aware of and abide by this standard.
Shampooing, do-it-yourself steam cleaning or dry cleaning of carpets is not recommended, and while most carpets have stain resistance to improve your ability to clean up stains, they do not completely prevent all stains.
The spotting chart is meant as a guide only for the removal of known spots and spills.
If the nature of the spill is unknown start with clean water or a mild, crystalising shampoo solution. If this is unsuccessful when the carpet is dry, treat the area with a solvent-type cleaner. If the stain persists seek professional advice as other cleaning procedures may permanently set the stain. Never use household cleaning solutions including dishwashing liquid, tub or tile cleaners except where specified in this guide.
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